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The 5 Things You Should Buy From Walmart’s (Yes, Walmart’s) Beauty Sale

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Sephora and Ulta aren’t the only places that have major beauty sales, it turns out. This week, Walmart — of all places — introduced what they’re calling a “Fall Into Beauty Sale.” (Get it?) Until October 6, a ton of makeup and nail products are up to half the price on Walmart’s site, something I found out while trawling the internet for beauty deals, as one does. I snooped through the sale and, to my surprise, Walmart actually has a lot of really great beauty brands and products — many of which are insanely cheap right now. Below, the best of the best from the sale.

Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner

This liquid liner from Stila is truly one is the best I’ve ever used. Not only is it super easy to apply — you don’t have to tug or pull a lot get that great precision — it also stays put all night long. My sister put me onto this liner and I’ve never looked back.

Real Techniques Eye Shadow and Blender Makeup Brush Duo + Miracle Complexion Makeup Blender Sponge

Technically speaking (no pun intended), these brushes are meant to apply eye shadow. But I personally love using them as concealer brushes — the small, feathery, soft bristles allow for really great targeted blending and spot concealing.

Real Techniques Expert Face Makeup Brush + Miracle Complexion Makeup Blender Sponge

Real Techniques is already so affordable that when their stuff goes on sale everything is basically the cost of a single La Colombe coffee. For instance, this buffing brush, which I already own and adore, and which is great for blending foundation seamlessly into the skin without any cakiness.

Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, Diamond Dust

Holiday season is just around the corner and these Stila eyeshadows are perfect for office Christmas parties. What I love most about this product is the doe-foot applicator, which lets you easily use this as an eyeshadow (one big swipe and you’re done) or as an eyeliner. A sparkly wing for the holidays? How cute!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter Palette, Light/Medium

This is a cream and powder double-whammy contour and highlight kit. For nights out when you want to create defined, long-lasting chisel and highlight, you can go ahead and reach for the powder. But if you want to do a subtle contour and highlight, or if your skin is a little drier today than usual, you can use the blendable cream formula. There’s also an under-eye color corrector in this, which I think is so genius!

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The 5 Things You Should Buy From Walmart’s Beauty Sale